Kininogen-1 (KNG1), also known as BDK or bradykinin, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KNG1 gene. It is mapped to 3q27.3. The KNG1 gene uses alternative splicing to generate two different proteins - high - molecular - weight kininogen (HMWK) and low - molecular- weight kininogen (LMWK). HMWK is essential for blood coagulation and assembly of the kallikrein-kinin system. Also, KNG1, a peptide causing numerous physiological effects, is released from HMWK. In contrast to HMWK, LMWK is not involved in blood coagulation. In addition to that, KNG1 is a constituent of the blood coagulation system as well as the kinin-kallikrein system.
Bradykinin; H-kininigen; Kininogen-1; Kininogen-1 heavy chain; Kininogen-1 light chain; Kng; Kng1; L-kininogen